WVU Women's Studies Resident Scholar to Speak
For additional information, contact Devika Malhotra, professor of sociology, 304-424-8229.
An expert in the area of ecofeminism and international issues will be featured in three presentations at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Dr. Cindi Katz, professor of environmental psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, will be on the Parkersburg campus Oct. 16 and 17. Currently, she is the Fall 2000 Womenís Studies Resident Scholar at WVU.
She will speak on "Gender and Globalization: Crafting a New Politics of Change" in a 2:30 p.m. presentation on Monday, Oct 16. At 7 p.m., Oct. 16, she will discuss her research on Sudan: "Disintegrating Developments: Global Economic Restructuring and the Eroding Ecologies of Youth In Sudan and the USA." She will repeat the Oct. 16 evening presentation at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17.
All three programs are free and open to the public. They will be held in Room 2536-2538 on the WVU Parkersburg campus.
Her presentation on gender and globalization will provide insight into what happens to social reproduction with the globalization of capitalist production and the broadened embrace of what is glossed as "global culture." She will suggest the possibility of producing a gendered-oppositional politics that moves across geographic scale and space.
Dr. Katzís presentations regarding Sudan will detail what happened to children as they came of age in rural Sudan during a period in which the village in which they were living was drawn into the broader national and global economy through the introduction of a large state-sponsored agricultural project that altered the local political ecology.
Dr. Katz is deputy executive officer of the psychology program of the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY where she has taught in the program since 1987.
Her books include "Full Circles: Geographies of Women Over the Life Course," "Disintegrating Developments: Global Economic Restructuring and the Struggle Over Social Reproduction," and "Fieldwork."
She received her bachelorís degree, masterís degree and doctorate, all in geography, from Clark University. Fluent in French and Arabic, she has done professional work in Africa and many other countries and recently presented a paper in South Korea. She serves as editor of the Journal of Social and Cultural Geography.
The collegeís Social Justice Committee and WVU are making Dr. Katzís programs possible through financial assistance. Additional information regarding the presentations may be obtained by contacting Devika Malhotra, professor of sociology, at WVU Parkersburg.
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